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Global Award for Organisational Resilience

Last week Christchurch researcher Dr Erica Seville was awarded an honorary fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), a prestigious award that recognises her innovation at the forefront of research in organisational resilience globally.

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November 21st, 2018 at 8:59 am

Choose PB Goosey Builders Christchurch for Earthquake Repairs

When repairing your home following the earthquake, choose the builders Christchurch trust and arrange for PB Goosey to restore your home to the home you know and love.

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November 26th, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Epilepsy NZ Struggles to find Replacement Office After Earthquake

ENZ is struggling to find a replacement office in Christchurch after the last office was destroyed in the February earthquake. Prices being asked for rent in the city are well in excess of the funding budget for a non-profit organisation, such as ENZ. We are appealing for anyone who knows of any available office space in Christchurch at a charitable rate to call (03) 379 8175 or email

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September 14th, 2011 at 6:48 am

CERA Update from Roger Sutton

Update from the Chief Executive of CERA, Roger Sutton, with a reflection on the 6 month anniversary, and a look at the challenges ahead.

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August 23rd, 2011 at 4:54 pm

QEII Opening in Parklands

QEII Recreation and Sport Centre’s fitness centre is moving to the Parklands Community Centre until a new permanent home can be found for it in the city’s eastern suburbs.

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July 19th, 2011 at 6:36 am

CERA Meetings

A series of meetings with CERA, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, will be head over the following week for people from homes in Christchurch and Kaiapoi’s worst affected suburbs.

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June 24th, 2011 at 10:02 am

Latest Christchurch land information released

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the announcement today of zones of land damage in greater Christchurch is the most up-to-date information that can be provided.

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June 23rd, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Government to outline next steps for people of Canterbury

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the government will give an initial update on the state of land in greater Christchurch at a media briefing at 1:30pm tomorrow in Christchurch.

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June 22nd, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Akaroa Quake Disrupts Muntstones Blog Post

A post celebrating the YouTube video The Muntstones was being written in the sleepy district of Darfield when a quake interrupted the writing of the word “despair”.

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June 22nd, 2011 at 11:11 am

Christchurch Boil Water Notice Lifted

The boil water notice that was issued following the christchurch earthquake on June 13 2011 has now been lifted. Christchurch’s tap water is now safe to drink. Water from private bores and wells should still be boiled.

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June 21st, 2011 at 11:28 am

How Christchurch residents can request silt removal

With the Farmy Army, Student Volunteer Army and Christchurch City Council combining from tomorrow to remove silt following the latest earthquake, residents are being advised how to make contact to request assistance.

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June 19th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Ode To Joy Brings Christchurch Rebuild Hope

The Polish community in Christchurch understands what it means to rebuild a city and restore lost heritage so they have organised a concert to fundraise for the restoration of the Art’s Centre. Acclaimed pianist Dr Anna Kijanowska is flying out from the US to join flautist Adrianna Lis and soprano Olga Gryniewicz in a programme of uplifting classical pieces from Chopin, Beethoven, Schubert and Saint-Saëns in a concert entitled Ode to Joy. Christchurch composer,Anthony Ritchie, has composed a piece for the event called Polish Dances.

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June 16th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

National Library documenting recovery from quake

Nathan Guy, the Minister for the National Library says that the trauma and recovery of quake-ravaged Christchurch is being recorded for the next generations.

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June 11th, 2011 at 8:14 am

Roger Sutton to be CEO of CERA

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is welcoming the news that Roger Sutton is to be the permanent CEO of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). Roger Sutton has experience as CEO of Orion Networks and has a great understanding of the extent of earthquake damage in Canterbury, and the need for recovery. John Ombler, interim CEO of CERA, has done an outstanding job and will assist with the transition.

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May 14th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

BusinessNZ Praises Skills For Canterbury

BusinessNZ praises Budget 2011 for focusing on skills for rebuilding Christchurch following the February earthquake. Funding for trades training will include more construction-related places being available at training institutions.

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May 13th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Skills for Canterbury in Budget 2011

Budget 2011 will provide up to $42 million for trades training for the Canterbury region, Tertiary education Minister Steven Joyce says. Funding is being set aside for up to 1500 additional training places as part of a comprehensive cross-agency response to meet additional demand for labour for the reconstruction programme called “Skills for Canterbury”.

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May 13th, 2011 at 8:22 am

Need Accommodation Now? You Need Pronto

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May 9th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Christchurch Earthquake Telethon

Prime Minister John Key today welcomed the announcement of a telethon to support the Government’s Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, the official, global fundraiser for the recovery effort for Christchurch and the Canterbury region.

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April 27th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Christchurch Temporary Housing Providers

The Department of Building and Housing (DBH) has announced the six kiwi-based companies chosen as providers of temporary accommodation in Christchurch.

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April 16th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Manufacturing Activity Shaken by Christchurch Earthquake

Manufacturing activity has been shaken over the last couple of months, but is still keeping its head above water, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).

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April 15th, 2011 at 8:21 am